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kown ter puhnch

  • n  a return punch (especially by a boxer)

  • Obama's counterpunch: "These endless diatribes and schoolyard taunts from the McCain campaign do nothing to advance the debate about what matters to the American people.
  • In a thundering speech that compared the suffering of blacks to that of Job and offered a counterpunch to President Clinton's morning address in Austin, Farrakhan held forth for .
  • That would create the opportunity for Obama to launch a counterpunch, just as the Republicans exhaust themselves.
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  • Baseball: North and South split two on day one of Oregon All-Star Series
    South shortstop Cooper Stiles turns a double play with North's Gerhett Moser sliding in during the South's 7-2 victory in game one of the Oregon All-Star Series at Goss Stadium in Corvallis on Saturday. - (Miles Vance/Beaverton Leader)CORVALLIS – So far, it’s been punch and counterpunch at the Oregon...
    June 16, 2013 - The Oregonian

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Forbes
    I try not to attack first, but I have to defend myself - I do have to counterpunch,Clinton told NBC's "Today Show."
  • Brent Scowcroft in Moment Magazine
    After the meeting, former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft described Ahmadinejad to The New York Times as "a master of counterpunch, deception, circumlocution."
  • Somjit Jongjohor in International Herald Tribune
    The Cuban will be more difficult to beat than Picardi,Somjit said. "The thing that I will worry about the most is his counterpunch. I will have to adjust my style by not moving too fast."

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